and since it’s Thursday . . .

Why not two?  My second favorite Aerosmith tune. See, my ritual is working just fine!  Damn, this song rocks and so shall I.

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Favorite Poems – #Who Knows, I Don’t Count ‘Em

I’ve always thought songs to be poetry set to music. This is one of my favorites . . . . . . . . . ‘everybody’s got their dues in life to pay’ Every time I look in the mirror All these lines on my face getting clearer The past is gone It went by […]

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American Woman

A gift from our neighbors to the North. They gave us lots of goodies. Some of them were kinda wishin’ they had a wall back when this was written.  A friggin’ great song.

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American Remains

Music was the first poetry I fell in love with. The lyrics of so many songs fill my heart with amazement and vision. This is one of them. Recorded by The Highwaymen. I am a shotgun rider, For the San Jacinto line, The desert is my brother, My skin is cracked and dry I was […]

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The Pleasures Of Friendship by Stevie Smith

The pleasures of friendship are exquisite, How pleasant to go to a friend on a visit!  I go to my friend, we walk on the grass,  And the hours and moments like minutes pass.   Florence Margaret Smith, known as Stevie Smith, (20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971) was an English poet and novelist. I’ve […]

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If Ever The Lid Gets Off My Head – by Emily Dickinson

If ever the lid gets off my head And lets the brain away The fellow will go where he belonged – Without a hint from me, And the world – if the world be looking on – Will see how far from home It is possible for sense to live The soul there – all […]

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The Human Seasons by John Keats

Four Seasons fill the measure of the year;      There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear      Takes in all beauty with an easy span: He has his Summer, when luxuriously      Spring’s honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high      Is […]

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The Light Of Other Days – Poem by Thomas Moore

A poem by Thomas Moore that grows more precious as I age. Too many miss out on the wisdom buried in poetic words. So many wonderful words, so little life to absorb them. OFT, in the stilly night, Ere slumber’s chain has bound me, Fond Memory brings the light Of other days around me: The smiles, the […]

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Fate – Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson

YES!!!!! Deep in the man sits fast his fate To mould his fortunes, mean or great: Unknown to Cromwell as to me Was Cromwell’s measure or degree; Unknown to him as to his horse, If he than his groom be better or worse. He works, plots, fights, in rude affairs, With squires, lords, kings, his […]

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I Am As I Am – Poem by Sir Thomas Wyatt

I love this poem. I am as I am and so will I be But how that I am none knoweth truly, Be it evil be it well, be I bond be I free I am as I am and so will I be. I lead my life indifferently, I mean nothing but honestly, And […]

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